Sex Positions

8 Sex Positions That Will Make Your Quickie Actually Satisfying

written by TIERRA HARRIS

We’ve all been there before. Your partner’s wearing that cute shirt you absolutely adore. They’re giving you sexy eyes. The moment couldn’t be any better.

But then you realize there are less than 20 minutes before your alarm goes off. So, quickie sex it is. And, if you’re like most, you’re left unsatisfied. We all know quickie sex has a bad rep, but why? For most women, reaching an orgasm takes anywhere from 14-20 minutes with direct, gentle stimulation to the clitoris—by hand, sex toy, or tongue. Finding the right sex positions can make it even more difficult. With under 20 minutes on the clock, it’s nearly impossible to get the job done the right way. 

But we’re here to let you in on a little secret: A quickie doesn’t have to be more sexually frustrating than satisfying. These sex positions will change the way you think of quickies:


1. Standing Pretzel

Ah, shower sex. You either love it or hate it, right? Wrong! This position will surely change your mind. Start with a sturdy base (raise your hand if you’ve been personally victimized by a slippery shower floor), and get experimental with what gives better penetration. 

Hold one leg up, or both, and wrap around your partner however you’d like. Besides being a nice early-morning lift, it’s great for maintaining eye contact and making time for intimacy. 


2. The Ankle Choker

Looking for a good stretch and some energy? You’ve come to the right place. If you have a vulva, lay on your back and have your partner get on their knees. While they’re lifting you up, wrap your ankles around their head and the rest is all about finding a speed and rhythm that’ll beat your alarm. 

This is a great position for couples who both enjoy being dominant. They can lift or drop your hips any way they want, and you can tighten your ankle grip to give direction. 


3. Soap ‘n Grope

Did I mention how great shower sex is for quickies? This position is great for the penetrating partner to explore. If you’re operating as a bottom, lay yourself (comfortably!) up against a shower wall and arch your back for ideal penetration. Both parties can heighten this position with lots of hands-on play, gripping, and grabbing.

Make this one mysterious by covering your body in bubbles and beckoning your lover into the shower. A bit of teasing is never a bad idea. And don’t forget a removable shower head and shower-friendly lube can be great additions to some shower playtime.


4. Wordless Wake-Up

If you’re in the mood for a bit of giving, oral is always a great idea. Regardless of what your partner identifies as, this is surely the position that will give them a smile throughout their entire day. Without a word, use your mouth and hands to massage your partner’s lower legs, thighs, and genitals (with consent, of course) with your hands and tongue. Either keep up until they orgasm or segue into your favorite cowgirl position, guiding their hands to do exactly what you need.


5. Livin’ On The Edge

I know what you’re thinking. Another shower sex position? But hear me out, this is bathtub sex, and it’s an open door to so many different positions. All you need is a regular bathtub and two (or more) horny individuals. Have the penetrating partner balance on the edge of the tub and plant their feet, while the receiving partner sits on their lap.

This position is definitely a test on your thigh strength, but it’s well worth it. This is a great position for the receiving partner to be in complete control to create their own rhythm and speed. Grind back and forth. Slowly bounce up and down. Do a little twerk. It’s completely up to you to make this position your own!


6. Happy Scissors

A great stretch and loads of penetration? It’s the perfect quickie sex savior. The receiving partner can start by laying down on a flat surface (a bed, floor, countertop, etc…) and spreading their legs as far as they can to mimic a pair of scissors. Then, the penetrating partner holds their legs and gets to work.

Besides providing complete access to the erogenous zones (head, hands, collarbone, belly button, etc..), it’s also a great position to add in nipple play, neck touching, and good old-fashioned kisses.


7. Hands Behind Ankles

You’ll definitely be able to skip your yoga and pilates class with this one. With careful maneuvering, the penetrating partner gets behind the receiving one, who then pulls their legs into a back stretch of the century (go as far as you can!). Ideal for dirty talk, this position is sure to provide great anal or vaginal penetration. If you’re more on the kinky side, add a pair of cuffs to the mix. There’s always time for a bit of bondage. 


8. Tawdry in the Tub

You thought I’d get to the end of this list without another position centered around bathtub action? Dear reader, you should’ve known better. This position is ideal for eye contact and intimacy, while never sacrificing penetration. Sit face-to-face with your partner, and make sure the receiving individual throws their legs over the penetrator’s shoulders. 

If you’re starting (or ending) your day, this is a perfect quickie that’ll either jumpstart your day or send you right to sleep afterward. Spice this position up by turning on the shower head and letting the water mist down on you both. Or add a blindfold to heighten the sensation.